Song Lyric Sunday: Books – ‘Ballad Of A Thin Man’

Jim at A Unique Title For Me is looking for some educational or cultural references to meet the theme of this week’s Song Lyric Sunday: ‘School/Books/Learning’ ‘Ballad of a Thin Man’ from Dylan’s 1965 album, Highway 61 Revisited’ is another selection where the key word is in the lyrics of the song rather than its…

Song Lyric Sunday: Animal – ‘Dogs of War’

Jim has set the theme of ‘Animal’ for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday challenge. I think we’re overdue another dose of Pink Floyd in this thread, so here’s ‘Dogs of War, originally released on the ‘A Momentary Lapse of Reason’ album. Dogs of war and men of hate With no cause, we don’t discriminate Discovery…

Song Lyric Sunday: Music – ‘Chelsea Hotel #2’

A pretty broad theme for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday, being hosted by Jim at A Unique Title For Me: ‘Harmony, Melody. Music’. Plenty of possibilities there. If I hadn’t drunk from the almost inexhaustible well that is the Grateful Dead’s songbook only two weeks ago, I would probably have plumped for ‘The Music Never…

Song Lyric Sunday: River – ‘Black Muddy River’

It had to be this one. Jim at newepicauthor has set the theme of ‘River’ for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday challenge. So here we have the ultimate elegy for Jerry Garcia: the last song he sang with the Grateful Dead at their last show in July 1995. Three weeks later and he was gone.…

Song Lyric Sunday: Lake – ‘The End’

With this week’s theme being ‘Ocean/Sea/Lake/Bay’, my choice may seem a bit left-fieldish. However, the lyrics of this stupendous Doors song do indeed feature the word lake and, bizarrely, it was the first song that came to my mind when I saw the prompt, so I make no apologies for using it. This is the…

Song Lyric Sunday: No – ‘No Quarter’

This week’s theme is, to put it bluntly, ‘No’. This is another of those where I was able to go with the first song that popped into my head. Led Zeppelin, from ‘Houses of the Holy’. Another example of allusions to Nordic mythology (cf ‘The Immigrant Song’). You couldn’t describe the lyrics as particularly profound,…

Song Lyric Sunday: New – ‘New Morning’

Helen’s theme for the final Song Lyric Sunday of the year is the appropriate one of ‘New’. This was one of those where the first song that came to my mind just seems to fit the theme perfectly. Can’t you hear that rooster crowing? Rabbit running down across the road Underneath the bridge where the…